8 Days Kilimanjaro Hiking Via Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Most of clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. it approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. The first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. . Descent is made via the Mweka route. Burigi Chato Safaris® offers Lemosho as an 8 or 7 day climb. The seven day variation combines days five and six, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga. A nine day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request.

per adult from

$3,453

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Duration

8 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Guide Wage
    • Airport Pick Up
    What's excluded :
    • Flights, Visas, Hotel after trekk,Tips and all Activities not included in the itenerary.

  • Day 1: Arusha to Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa (Big tree) Camp

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

    Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa
    Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft
    Distance: 6 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Camp.

    Day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.

    Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp
    Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft
    Distance: 8 km/ 5miles
    Hiking Time 5-6 hours
    Habitat: Health
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight at Shira 1 Camp

    Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then we divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

    Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut
    Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft
    Distance: 11 km/ 7 miles
    Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Habitat: Heath
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Moir Hut

    Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower - Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.

    Moir Hut to Lava Tower
    Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,190 ft
    Distance: 7 km/4 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert

    Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
    Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft
    Distance: 3 km/2 miles
    Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Barranco Camp

    Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.

    Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
    Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga Camp

    Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
    Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
    Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
    Distance: 4 km/2 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp

    Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak - Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

    Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
    Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
    Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
    Habitat: Arctic

    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep
    Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
    Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
    Distance: 12 km/7 miles
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweka Camp

    Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

    Stop At: Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region
    On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

    Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
    Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
    Distance: 10 km/6 miles
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Rain Forest
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Your Hotel at Moshi (Kilimanjaro White House Hotel)
  • Departure Point :
    Arusha Center Inn Tourist, Tanzania, Arusha, Arusha Main Street, Bondeni
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Though we have set the pick up radius to be 10 km from Arusha Center inn Hotel, Travelers can ask and communicate how they want to be picked and we can offer the service per individual agreements.Airports
    • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    • Arusha Airport, Arusha Tanzania
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by #1 BEST Kilimanjaro Hiking | Climbing Operators | BURIGI CHATO SAFARIS CO L.T.D

Activity ID: V-219441P40

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